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The Skeleton Forest is the Dark World counterpart to the Lost Woods in A Link to the Past.[1]

Features and Overview

As the name suggests, the Skeleton Forest is decorated with passages made of bones, which allow Link to go from a segment of the forest to another. Beneath the Skeleton Forest lies the third dungeon of the Dark World, the Skull Woods, with several entrances between the two. A thief's hideout can also be found here.

A unique trait to the Skeleton Forest is that Link must find various entrances to Skull Woods within the woods to access different areas of the dungeon. The final entrance, which leads to the dungeon's boss, is located northwest (where the location of the Master Sword originally was in the Light World), but requires the dungeon's main item, the Fire Rod, to be opened.


  • The Skeleton Forest is the only other Dark World overworld location in the game, other than Death Mountain, which has a different song than the rest of the Dark World. It shares the same song as Death Mountain.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Italian Republic Italian Foresta d'Ossa Bone Forest


  1. "This way ↑ Skeleton Forest / This way ↓ Village Of Outcasts" — N/A (A Link to the Past)
Locations in A Link to the Past
Locations in the Light World Locations in the Dark World
Waterfall of WishingEastern PalaceGraveyardLost WoodsKakariko VillageDesert PalaceDesert of MysteryHyrule CastleGreat SwampTower of HeraPond of HappinessLake HyliaLink's HouseZora's WaterfallHaunted GroveSanctuaryWitch's HutDeath MountainHyrule Light World map.png

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Skull WoodsSkeleton ForestGhostly GardenThieves' TownVillage of OutcastsMisery MireSwamp of EvilSwamp PalaceGanon's TowerPalace of DarknessPyramid of PowerIce PalaceIce LakeLake of Ill OmenBomb ShopTurtle RockDark World Map.png

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